That’s Done Then

I have reached a time in my life when birthdays are something that you smile wanly at as they approach and this an age thing I think. Still, the weekend had some lovely moments to commit to memory. And I will share what I have learnt.

We have eaten out three days running, much in the manner of Henry VIII or someone in that vein. It was very nice but I will be happy to see a vegetable, I’ll be honest with you. Also, first time ever I have eaten in Bella Italia without a voucher. Takes the edge off it a bit for me. For I am mean.

SPY is a funny film. No really, it is. A bit more graphic in places than I expected but a good laugh. Even Jude Law.

You may or may not know that I work for a charity providing transport for the disabled and elderly. This is not a normal occurrence but I did spend a proportion of my birthday helping an old lady climb out of her clothes after what we gritty northerners like to call “a bizzy accident” and into a fetching set of tracksuit bottoms and T shirt which I had hurriedly purchased for her at JD Sports. And as I hummed “Happy Birthday To Me” to myself and reflected on God’s sense of humour while cleaning out the toilet, I wondered if this was how Kim Kardashian had spent her birthday. I decided probably not.

Mum  I bought you some flowers.

Me     Thank you – they are lovely

Mum  I have had Aldi up this morning. There was a sticker on saying two pounds but when I got to the checkout, the lady said eight pounds. So I said , well I would have never bought them if they were eight pounds but she wouldn’t give in so I thought, well I suppose I might as well – so here there are.

Me (slightly squashed) Well they are lovely anyway.

Mum  Well they would have been if they were two pounds.



  1. June 9, 2015 / 9:18 am

    I can see where you get your 'mean streak' from [sorry, that should say your "thrifty nature, and concern for good stewardship of resources]
    hope the birthday was fun, despite the In-Convenience !! happy days, dear friend xx ps why are there wood shavings on the cake?

    • June 9, 2015 / 8:01 pm

      As I said – we are gritty we Northerners 🙂

  2. June 9, 2015 / 12:47 pm

    A few strong words to Aldi maybe? (had to laugh a bit though!)

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